An historical illustration of different modes of Chinese costume. The original caption read: “Edad moderna: trajes de los Chinos.” Source: Historia universal: tomo decimosexto, segunda de la historia del traje, published in 1894 by Friedrich Hottenroth.

From the prehistoric to the People’s Republic, traditional clothing in China has reflected the culture and the technology of its time. Clothing has been worn to denote rank, to symbolize virtues, and to express

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:30-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Costume, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on Clothing, Traditional (Chuántǒng fúzhuāng 传统服装)|Chuántǒng fúzhuāng 传统服装 (Clothing, Traditional)

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